Answers in Genesis opened an online ticketing system at the top of the year to help manage the millions of requests they have been receiving to tour the life-size re-creation of Noah’s Ark known as Ark Encounter. With more than 1.4 million visitors expected, tickets will be sold for separate daytime or evening visits during the first 40 days of opening, starting July 7. The 40 days and 40 nights theme reflects the number of days and nights it rained while Noah and his family were on the Ark, as documented in Genesis 7.

The Ark Encounter will be located in northern Kentucky (south of Cincinnati). Workers at the Williamstown site are busy constructing the internal exhibit areas of the Ark now that the external shell is largely complete. The main attraction is the largest timber frame structure in the world, standing at 510 feet long in accordance with the dimensions specified in the Bible. The Ark Encounter’s vast size is getting a lot of attention not only across the United States, but around the world. Ken Ham, president and founder of Answers in Genesis, said in a statement to The Christian Post that he’s “eagerly looking forward to the educational and evangelistic opportunity the Ark will be for so many thousands of guests expected to visit daily during the first 40 days and nights.” CONTINUE